Since my last post I've had earworms on the brain (so to speak) and I decided to try to write down all the ones I heard in one day. On Monday I had Simon and Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water" straight up for about 11 hours. It wasn't annoying though, it was like quiet background music, I tuned it out when I was occupied, but then in quiet moments it was there, playing away.
So, today. Nothing when I woke up, but on my way to work I checked Facebook and my good friend Megan had posted a Peel Session of Billy Bragg "New England" - so that was number one.
And once I started thinking about Billy Bragg my anthem for recent months - I raised a family in times of austerity "Between the wars" became tune number two.
Number three was thanks to a colleague, who remarked that our new posters reminded her of "Gold" by Spandau Ballet. And I can only apologise if I have now infected you, the way she infected me!
Number four - Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head - and I must admit I have a softspot for the Manic Street Preachers cover. This was also down to the posters at work - and also my desperation to find anything to rid my head of "Gold" - I was ready to break out The Bangles but it proved unneccessary.
Number five - Another poster - a mention of "lazy afternoons" made me think about The Kinks - "lazing on a sunny afternoon..." A nice bit of escapism on a dull January day.
Number six - I don't know what it was, but it was performed in my head by music box. I think possibly it was a tune I had in a musical box as a child. I have no idea where it came from or why it popped up. In lieu of a link to it, here is the awesome, mathegician Vihart with Pachelbell's Canon. (And check out her doodling in math class series - LOVE her!)
Number seven - boasting to a colleague at lunch about Mr C's proud performance as a sheep in the pre-school Christmas play, I also waxed lyrical about the talents of the robins. They performed to this, and it was instantly back in my head:
Number eight - Shelving a copy of "About a Boy" by Nick Hornby I became haunted by - not Badly Drawn Boy as you might expect - but Dubstar "Just a Girl". Lovely tune, and I always felt sad it was such a minor hit compared with some of their others.
Number nine - Girls now a theme I jumped to "Sunday Girl" by Blondie. Good stuff.
Blondie stuck with me for a couple of hours, but at some point this evening I realised I'd switched to Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of your Life). Number ten:
So there we are - a musical day in my my brain. I'm really not sure if its normal to have this level of infection, but its fairly typical for me. Coming soon on the blog - an update on my crochet. I've done a whole inch or so!!!